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PBS
Dec 6, 2013 7:30pm PST
of life and what we stand for around the globe. there's no doubt that under president obama our country has call a new what i'll normal -- slow economic growth, high unemployment, stagnant wages. gwen: take your pick at what you want to believe but at the root of this is a certain amount of disillusionment which runs deep, michael. >> there are dynamics in the were there before the downturn that continue to evidence themselves and the big problem is how do you divide the economic pie? it goes back to the problems of the late 1970's where the people are getting more of the pie and working people are getting less. it used to be that unlettered people could get a good living wage in this country and that's changing a lot. the difference between a living wage and minimum wage? >> it's grown bigger. wage is enough money to raise a family on and you think about the key things in our economy that someone has to do to raise a family -- education, healthcare -- these are the most inhat have gone up price meanwhile wages have been flat over the last 12, 13 years, real wages have been flat and ins
PBS
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm PST
. >>> fast food workers across the country were protesting to get paid more. the demonstrations came a day after president obama raised the federal minimum wage. workers in 100 u.s. cities called on corporate bosses to increase wages to as much as $15 an hour. so what will that mean for businesses and for those workers? hampton pearson has the story. >> reporter: the biggest push yet for higher pay started early this morning with protests and calls for a fast food worker raise in more than 100 cities, including very vocal disruptors in pittsburgh. in atlanta. >> make our wages supersized. >> reporter: and a large crowd on the move in detroit. mcdonalds is the primary target with calls from coast-to-coast for a super siesized minimum waf $15 an hour, more than double. >> my checks alone don't pay my rent a month. my rent is 1050, i get food stamps and i'm structuraling. >> if they pay us enough money, you know, during the process of it all for what we're doing here today and stuff, then we'll be able to make, you know, pay our bills, you know, and live a descent life and stuff. >> reporter:
PBS
Dec 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
that president obama is thinking about this. we know that leaders in other countries are as well. but it's an issue of broad importance importance to the public. everybody should be concerned about the balance being struck between protecting safety on the one hand which with is obviously important. and protecting our fundamental freedoms and rights to privacy as well. so as important as private discussions are, this is too important to leave to private discussion alone. >> and i also see that the companies are trying to expand your own encryption to make it harder for outsiders to come in and scoop up or take what you have. tell us a little bit about that. >> certainly we realized as an industry that there are more governments. this is not confined to any single country, that are seeking to hack their way or tap into cables and collect data so here at microsoft but really across our industry, companies increasingly are taking steps. increasing encryption that puts everything in code when it's going across the cable, for example, so the government cannot read, necessarily what it might be
PBS
Dec 6, 2013 8:00pm PST
on thanksgiving. the movement is gaining momentum. president obama called for higher wages in a speech this wu >> i'm going to keep pushing until we get a higher minimum wage for hard-working americans across the entire country. it will be good for ouÑo econom. it will be goodt( for our families. >> some ec.6mmistsxd argue raisg the minimum wage could hurt the very people it'sq intended to help by killingxd jobs and pushg prices up. joiningçó me now to see discuss this further are ron unz with the higher wages alliance andÑi ken jacobs with the u.c.çg7çñrx berkeley labor center. before welp dive into the discussion, let's look at what it's like to live on less than $10 anok hour through the eyesç one fastçó food worker. >> my name is guadalupe salazar. içó work at mcdonald's forxd 18 months jfalready. i work drive-thru window doing cashiering, taking orders. >> guadalupe salazar worksfá a 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. shift at the mcdonald's in oakland's east mont mall. >> i love workingrat mcdonald's. customers. to 40 hours a week, salazar says she's just scraping by. >> i make fá$8 pe
PBS
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
of the man? what did he mean to his country? >> el with, he -- well he means. i think the challenge is to live up to the example as he set, as president obama indicated. what was great about mandela was his respect for the rule of law. think about it for just a moment. 27 years in jail on an ill legitimate situation, his advisor said no no no you can't do it, you can't appear on this case of rugby and discrimination, a libel set of some sort, it was that stubborn sense of fairness which kept the process on track. and we americans owe him and the country of south africa a great debt. because nothing would have torn this country apart in the 1970s or perhaps in the '80s but a race war in south africa. so all i want to do is celebrate this wonderful, wonderful man. >> i actually want to pick up ou had been appointed by an african american president, you had seen the current day legacy of nelson mandela in south africa. how did it resonate? >> it resonated incredibly --hie country. you know from people on the street to people in government. everyone aspires to live up to the legacy he l
PBS
Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
in the country. but drivers across the u.s. are catching up. and over the next 12 years every new car will become more fuel efficient thanks to an agreement that president obama struck with 13 automakers including detroit's big three. >> the companies here today have endorsed our plan to continue increasing the mileage on their cars and trucks over the next 15 years. >> mileage targets for passenger cars will increase by two-thirds from about 30 miles per gallon this year to nearly 55 mpg there 2025. which means americans will be able to keep cutting back on their purchases at the pump. and that's where the bad news in this story starts. by definition, more efficient cars use less gas. when drivers buy less gas state and federal governments collect less in gas taxes. but those gas taxes, the federal levy of around 18 cents a gallon in taxes by the state of around 8 and 50 cents a gallon, they pay to maintain highways and bridges across the country. and that's already a huge problem. we begin tonight with that terrifying bridge collapse. >> reporter: take for example the news that broke in may whe
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